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Try This: A wreath making workshop at The Mercantile at Three Crosses

Gather your pals and get your moss-shaping skills in order for a festive evening at the Village of Powhatan’s newest home, garden, and gift store.

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City Editor Robin here, reporting on the wreath-making efforts of the RICtoday team. We ventured to the bustling Village of Powhatan for an evening at the new home, garden, and gift store The Mercantile at Three Crosses.

What we tried:

We had bites and drinks from Three Crosses Distillery before rolling up our sleeves to get to work on a festive fall creation. Armed with all the necessary supplies and under the instruction of knowledgeable Market Manager Kara, we had a charming time putting together cornucopia-style wreaths filled with permanent botanicals — that’s the expert name for artificial flowers — and perfect for an autumn porch.

The Wednesday evening excursion took us outside city limits to a cozy gem of a store, where we also got to shop around and check out the product selection. My holiday gift list is now overflowing, just like my wreath.


Market Manager Kara gives moss-application advice.

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What not to miss:

Market Manager Kara took care so our class of under a dozen wreath-makers could follow along the steps of assembling the craft. Choosing where to place moss, flowers, sticks, and pumpkins was a great opportunity for camaraderie and positive wreath-enforcement.

At the end of the workshop, everyone emerged with a beautiful — and unique — creation. Despite the fact that we were using similar supplies, each one had a personal touch.


The store has plenty of nooks filled with goods you’ll want to take home.

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What we’re still talking about:

The setting of the workshop inside The Mercantile made for a cheery evening. The passion and attention put into the store’s atmosphere, as well as the curated selection of products, definitely encourages repeat visits. Even if there’s no workshop to catch, taking in all the treasures would be enjoyable on its own.


Making some final arrangements.

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How you can experience this:

Gather some pals and get ready to learn new skills — plus come home with some eye-catching decor — at an upcoming workshop. There’s plenty to fill an afternoon and evening in the walkable Village of Powhatan.


Raise a Three Crosses Distillery glass to The Mercantile.

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Things to know if you go:

  • Experience: Wreath-making workshop at The Mercantile at Three Crosses
  • Price: Varies
  • Website:
  • Address: 3835 Old Buckingham Rd., Powhatan Place, VA
  • Hours: Wednesdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Three Crosses Distilling and The Table at Three Crosses are open Thursdays-Saturdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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